The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the implementation of a food safety plan managed by at least one Preventive Controls-Qualified Individual (PCQI).

Successfully completing an FDA-recognized preventive controls training program, such as this course developed by Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, is a way you can meet the requirements for a "preventative controls qualified individual". At Covance, we provide, we provide a suite of solutions that spans your product continuum to help you meet regulatory requirements and protect your brand.

Our program will provide the tools for you to complete the requirements for becoming a preventive controls qualified individual, including:

  • Understanding Biological, Chemical, and Physical Food Safety Hazards
  • Understanding Process, Allergen, Sanitation and Supplier Preventive Controls
  • Identifying resources needed to develop and implement a Food Safety Plan
  • Understanding Recall program requirements
  • Understanding Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination

Covance's Preventive Controls for Human Food course is approved by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA).The cost of the two and a half day session is $850.

Agenda Overview

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Chapter 1:

Introduction to Course and Preventive Controls

Chapter 2:

Food Safety Plan Overview

Chapter 3:

Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Prerequisite Programs

Chapter 4:

Biological Food Safety Hazards

Chapter 5:

Chemical, Physical and Economical Motivated Food Safety Hazards

Chapter 6:

Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan

Chapter 7:

Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans


Kara Baldus
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods
Lead Instructor (Certificate Number: 46ce15f5)